„The depth of the feeling continued to surprise and threaten me, but each time it hit again and I bore it... I would discover that it hadn't washed me away.“
— Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith
„A thought is an arrow shot at the truth; it can hit a point, but not cover the whole target. But the archer is too well satisfied with his success to ask anything farther.“
— Sri Aurobindo Indian nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, guru and poet 1872 - 1950
„"H– hup!" said Roo accidentally.
"Roo, dear!" said Kanga reproachfully.
"Was it me?" asked Roo, a little surprised.“
— A.A. Milne British author 1882 - 1956
„I wouldn't have been surprised if they had voted me Most Likely To Kill Everyone At A High School Dance.“
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
As quoted in Howl (1993-07-22).
„I wouldn't be surprised if in our lifetime dogs and firehoses are released or opened on us. I wouldn't be surprised if a few of us get a billy club to the head. I wouldn't be surprised if, you know, some of us go to jail just like Martin Luther King did on trumped up charges. Tough times are coming.“
— Glenn Beck U.S. talk radio and television host 1964
— Robert Jordan, The Shadow Rising
„When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious.“
— Edna O'Brien Novelist, memoirist, biographer, playwright, poet and short story writer 1930
„I do also have a couple of surprises -- which I can't tell you, because then it wouln't be a surprise. So, don't ask what the surprise is. I'm not going to tell you.“
— Gloria Estefan Cuban-American singer-songwriter, actress and divorciada 1957
comment at press conference for Februrary 9, 2007, fundraising gala benefit dinner at Gloria and Emilio Estefans' home on Star Island, near Miami, Florida (cbs4.com January 16, 2007)